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Greg Hardy

27-Year-Old Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys

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After racking up 15 sacks in 16 games in 2013, big things were expected from Hardy in Carolina last season, but the NFL's crackdown on domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal threw his c...

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2015 ADP:  160.44

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 290   DOB: 7/28/1988  College: Mississippi  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Greg Hardy Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys in March of 2015.

October 6, 2015  –  Greg Hardy News

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Hardy was officially reinstated to the Cowboys' active roster after serving his four-game suspension.

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Greg Hardy NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 Car 15 25 20 5 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 Car 16 50 38 12 4 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 Car 15 61 41 20 11 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 Car 16 59 39 20 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Car 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Defensive End

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Defensive Snaps in 2015

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Year Def ST
2013 806 57
2014 51 2
Greg Hardy 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2 @Phi
3 Atl
4 @NO
5 NE
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @NYG
8 Sea
9 Phi
10 @TB
11 @Mia
12 Car
13 @Was
14 @GB
15 NYJ
16 @Buf
17 Was

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Greg Hardy  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 4"
Weight:   290 lbs
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Arm Length:   34.00 in
Hand Length:   9.75 in
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Greg Hardy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hardy (suspension) will not pursue any further litigation to reduce his four-game suspension, according to the NFLPA's website.

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Hardy will miss the first four games of the season, setting him up for a 2015 debut in Week 5 against the Patriots. Once eligible, he'll presumably be the starter at right defensive end.
Hardy is now considering taking the NFL to court to get his four-game suspension further reduced in the wake of Tom Brady's successful challenge of his own 'Deflategate' suspension, ESPN Dallas reports.

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He was originally suspended for 10 games, which got reduced to four after an appeal, but following the success of Brady's court challenge Hardy may now be considering the same approach. If he does launch his own challenge, his suspension could be held off until the case is decided, which would make him available for Week 1's game against the Giants.
Hardy suffered a minor rib strain Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. "To be honest with you, with Greg right from the start, he was actually going too hard," coach Jason Garrett said. "He was going too hard in the weight room and too hard on the field early on in the offseason. So he's a guy that is really committed to being the best that he can be. And I think he wants to be a part of something special. And I think he wants to come to work every day and show his teammates what he's all about in terms of his work ethic and what he can bring to our football team."

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Expect the club to take it easy on the defensive end until he's 100 percent healthy, but the Cowboys are committed to getting Hardy as many reps as they can in camp given that he's currently set to serve a four-game suspension to begin the season.
Hardy's suspension has been reduced from 10 games to four, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Much to the Cowboys' delight, Hardy's appeal was successful. He'll still miss the first four weeks of the season, after missing the final 15 games of 2014. If he's still the same player who recorded 26 sacks between the 2012 and 2013 campaigns, the Cowboys will have landed one of the best bargains in free agency, albeit on just a one-year contract. Hardy's probably not worth a look in most IDP leagues, as he's never topped 41 tackles in a season.
Hardy has been suspended by the NFL, without pay, for 10 games, for conduct detrimental to the league, reports.

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Per the report, Hardy will appeal his suspension, which notes is the outcome of the league's two-month investigation following the dismissal of the defensive end's domestic violence case. In the absence of a reduction in his suspension, Hardy won't be eligible to suit up in a regular season game with the Cowboys until the team's Week 12 contest against the Panthers.

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Hardy continued his ascent as one of the NFL's best young defenders last year, improving his sack total to 15 after posting 11 in 2012, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down from here. Due in part to the four-game suspension of backup end Frank Alexander, there's a good chance Hardy will log a play count in the 900-snap range this year, which would help offset any potential regression in his sack rate. There's also reason to think the Carolina offense will suffer more three-and-outs in 2014 after losing WR Steve Smith and OT Jordan Gross in the offseason, in which case the Carolina defense would likely play more than the 975 snaps it did a year ago. It seems as if Hardy is on the verge of establishing himself as a more-feared defender than fellow end Charles Johnson, but Hardy shouldn't see a disproportionate number of double-teams. The defensive tackle duo of Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short is overpowering to the extent that opposing offensive lines might have reason to keep most of their double-team resources on the interior. Just keep an eye on Hardy's May domestic violence charge in case he faces a suspension.


While Charles Johnson is better paid and better known, it's Hardy who looks like the top IDP option among Carolina defensive ends. Hardy came alive in 2012 despite starting only 10 games, finishing with 61 tackles and 11 sacks. Even after his emergence, Hardy should still see favorable blocking scenarios since Johnson will likely remain the primary concern of offensive lines. The addition of the highly talented rookie defensive tackle duo of Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short will be useful for Hardy, as well. Hardy is a former underachiever who fell to the sixth round of the 2010 draft despite clearly possessing first-round talent, so that could make him a bit of a risk, but you'll notice that pretty much every candidate after the top six has a red flag of some sort, be it low tackle totals, injury issues or scheme change. Hardy's upside makes him worth the gamble.


Hardy will start at defensive end, although the Panthers will need him to pick up his production from last season. He had three sacks in the first five weeks of the 2011 season but recorded only one thereafter.


Hardy was involved in a motorcycle accident during the offseason and is trying to regain his form to get back into football shape. New head coach Ron Rivera has stated that Hardy will start opposite Charles Johnson, if he's healthy, but his 2011 season hinges on how quickly he can get that way.


Rookie defensive end has a lot of upside but has been dogged by negative criticism for a perceived bad attitude and work ethic.